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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Modern Latin
Origin: subsumere, from Latin sumere 'to take up'

subsume

verb
     
sub‧sume [transitive]
formal to include someone or something as a member of a group or type, rather than considering it separately
subsume somebody/something under something
A wide range of offences are usually subsumed under the category of robbery.

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